James Abram Garfield Arockey touray

Potus Information

  • Potus: James Abram Garfield
  • Flotus: Lucretia Rudolph Garfield
  • Vice President: Chester Alan Arthur
  • Term: March 4 , 1881 - September 19, 1881

Personal infOrmation

  • Birth date: Cuyahoga County, Ohio 1831
  • Date of Death: September 19, 1881
  • Schooling: Graduated from Williams College in 1856
  • Economic Standing: Moved back to Ohio to become classics professor, about a year later Garfield was made its president. In 1859 Garfield was elected Ohio state senate . In 1862 Garfield became a brigadeir general, then Two years later in 1864 he became a major general. Back in Ohio Garfield was elected to Congress. Garfield later became the leadingRepublican.
  • Wife: Lucretia Rudolph Garfield
  • Children: Garfield had 4 sons and 1 daughter

PoLitical Information

  • Political Party: Republican
  • Opponents: Winfield Scott Hancock
  • Election History: Garfield tried to win a presidential nomination for his friend John Sherman and did not succeed. On the 36 ballot Garfield became the " dark horse" nominee
  • Who did Garfield defeat: Wenfield Scott Hancock
  • Populous Vote: 10,000 votes
  • Electoral Votes: 214 votes

Issues & eVents significant to PresideNcy

  • Issues of the period: Garfield strengthened Federal authority over New York Customs House
  • Foreign affairs: Garfield was invited by his Secretary of State to an all Americans Republican conference to meet Washington in 1882, but the conference never took place
  • Events leading up to Presidency: The Union Army
  • Events While President: The treaty of Washington, formation of the American Association of the Red Cross

Trivia Info

  • Presidential Library: James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Life after Presidency: James A. Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881 by Charles J. Guiteau and later died on September 19, 1881 in Elberon, New Jersey
  • Vice President & what happened after Garfield assassination: Chester Alan Arthur was sworn into office as president after Garfields death
  • Famous Quotes: " If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old" and "A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil"
  • Nickname: Boatman Jim
  • Military Experience: Garfield was commissioned lieutenant colonel in the Union Army and was later promoted to Brigadier general.


  • https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/jamesgarfield
  • http://millercenter.org/president/garfield/key-events
  • http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/james-a-garfield
  • http://www.presidentsusa.net/garfield.html
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